Colorado College Triumphs at Puget Sound

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Senior midfielder Elise Burchard struck for a career-best four tallies and first-year goaltender Maddie Pillari recorded a season-high 12 saves as Colorado College dominated at both ends of the field during a 20-6 victory at the University of Puget Sound on Sunday afternoon.

Burchard registered a goal and an assist during the opening 10:18 to help the Tigers race to an early 6-0 lead. But after Hannah Lyons completed the early run, the Loggers scored four of the next six goals to cut their deficit to 8-4 with a little less than 10 minutes remaining before halftime.

Burchard and Colleen Orr bumped CC's advantage to 10-4, and after Haley Jackson scored to keep UPS within striking distance, Virginia Logue and Iris Rayburn struck during the final 29 seconds of the half to give the Tigers a 12-5 cushion after 30 minutes.

With more than enough goals already on the board, Colorado College's defense turned up the pressure in the second half and held Puget Sound to just seven shots. Seven different Tigers clicked during the final 30 minutes as they outscored the Loggers, 8-1, after halftime.

CC has now amassed 20 or more goals in four of its last five games while outscoring its opponents, 97-24, during a current five-game winning streak.

Madeline Scherer and Rayburn each struck for three goals, while Maddie Pitkin and Orr notched a pair apiece. Mary Taussig scored once and collected a game-high two assists.

Taussig added a game-high eight draw controls and four ground balls, while Molly Lions grabbed a team-high six GBs.

Olivia Keene led UPS with a pair of goals, a game-high eight ground balls and three caused turnovers.

Hailey Palmore, who played the first 30 minutes in goal, and Madison Paskett finished with six saves apiece for Puget Sound, which slipped to 3-3.

The teams will meet again on Saturday, March 22, when the Loggers visit Colorado College's Stewart Field.

CC, which improved to 5-1, returns home to begin a six-game home-stand on Friday, March 14, against Vassar College.

2014-03-09



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